CULTURE, POLITICS, FOOD, FASHION: A NEW YORK POINT OF VIEW. With assertive reporting and sophisticated design, New York chronicles the people and events that shape the city that shapes the world.
The National Interest: Jonathan Chait • The Grievance Gap How Trump’s legal troubles give him an edge over Ron DeSantis.
Neighborhood News: In a Van Down by the Met • The last stand of the Hot Dog King.
On With Kara Swisher: Sam Altman • OpenAI’s co-founder has become the public face of the AI revolution, alternately evangelical and circumspect about the force he has helped unleash on the world. Following the unveiling of OpenAI’s GPT-4, Altman spoke with Swisher about what makes him “super-nervous.”
Seen: Adam Platt • Give Me the Full Immersive! Submitting to the spectacles encroaching on real museums’ turf.
Dobbs Upended Everything We Know About the American Electorate— and Opened a Path to Legalizing Abortion
The Women Are SMART. The MEN Are SINCERE. And the Ending Is ALWAYS HAPPY. • Emily Henry cracked the modern ROMANCE NOVEL.
The New Light Is Bad • There’s something off about LED bulbs—which will soon be, thanks to a federal ban, the only kind you can buy.
The Best Bad Bulb
Best Bets • A COLLECTION OF expert-vetted, spotted-around-town, or otherwise just especially excellent products that recently appeared on thestrategist.com. To shop all these items—plus the lightbulb—in one place, scan the QR code.
The Best YOGA STUDIOS • TO FIND THE SPOTS on this list, we polled dozens of stylish and savvy New Yorkers—painters, photographers, and ballerinas among them. For more obsessively sourced recommendations, including the best movie theaters, nail salons, and piercers, visit curbed.com.
Mahjong Night at the Ace Hotel • Over 300 people RSVP’d for Chop Suey Club’s first event of the year.
A Tribeca Loft Full of Mood and Mystery • “Everything changes in this house,” says its owner, Grimanesa Amorós.
Hard-core Korean • Marinated crab goes mainstream.
A Very New Veggie Burger • “It’s a little Nigerian and a little American.”
One Drink, Five Alarms • A cocktail that mixes coffee, rum, and a spray of flame.
Obsessed With Her • In Swarm, Dominique Fishback plays a serial-killing superfan who really just wants one thing: to be loved.
The Stans and What They Stand For • ULTRADEDICATED MUSIC FANS can use their collective power for charity and activism—K-pop devotees once spammed police, who were looking for videos of protesters, with fan-cams—or they can go to impressive (and sometimes unhinged) lengths to defend or promote their favorite artists. It’s all or nothing all the time. While it would be impossible to list every single standom, this guide can help you better identify some of the major players right now. Proceed with caution.
Nan Goldin’s Happy Ending • The demimonde photographer has long considered herself a filmmaker. What happened when a movie was made about her?
The Fall Out Boys Are Back in Town • The band’s new album returns to where it all started 20 years ago.
The Opera Ghost • The Phantom of the Opera was Andrew Lloyd Webber’s manifesto for what musical theater should be and, ultimately, what it would become: a shrine to the power of song.
Lloyd Webber’s Reign
CRITICS • Craig Jenkins on Miley Cyrus’s Endless Summer Vacation … Nicholas Quah on Holy Week … Kathryn VanArendonk on Succession.
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read. MARCH 29–APRIL 12
THE 60-SECOND BOOK EXCERPT Look at the Lights, My Love
THE new york CROSSWORD
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.